Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series, season 7)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Season 7
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes27
Release
Original networkCBS and USA Network (Cartoon Express) (U.S.)
Sky One (U.K.)
Original releaseSeptember 18 (1993-09-18) –
December 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)
Season chronology
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List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes

The seventh season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles chronologically begins where Episode 142 left off. The Technodrome is still located at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean[1] until the last episode, when it is sent back to Dimension X. However the sideseason takes place during season 4, while the Technodrome is on the Volcanic Asteroid in Dimension X.[2] These episodes were produced before Season 4 and aired in 1993 on the USA Cartoon Express.[3] In Ireland, they aired in 1990 placed between seasons 4 and 5.[4]

The more educational-based nature of the "Vacation in Europe" episodes allowed the use of Christian references. For example, Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper is seen in "Artless", set in Italy, while "Ring of Fire", set in Portugal, shows a Roman Catholic cathedral, complete with crosses, while crosses in general are avoided in the codes of US children's cartoons otherwise.[2]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateTV
broadcast
1431"Tower of Power"Bruno-Rene HuchezMichael MalachSeptember 13, 1993 (1993-09-13)EU01

After winning a free European vacation, the Turtles journey to Paris, France.

Meanwhile, Shredder, Rocksteady and Bebop are planning to steal metal from the Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day in order to power up the Technodrome.
1442"Rust Never Sleeps"Bruno-Rene HuchezLee Schneider and Matthew MalachSeptember 14, 1993 (1993-09-14)EU02

Still in Paris, the Turtles & Master Splinter visit the Louvre.

Meanwhile, due to Shredder's incompetence, Krang's new Hyper Rocket Thruster becomes a Rust Encruster, with which he plans to oxidize the world's famous landmarks & monuments, unless world leaders use their power reserves to bring the Technodrome back to Earth.
1453"A Real Snow Job"Bruno-Rene HuchezMisty TaggartSeptember 15, 1993 (1993-09-15)EU03
In the Austrian Alps, Krang plans to use his new invention to melt the Alpine glaciers, flooding the low-lying villages.
1464"Venice on the Half Shell"Bruno-Rene HuchezMisty TaggartSeptember 16, 1993 (1993-09-16)EU04

The Turtles take a tour of Venice, Italy, just in time for the annual Mardi Gras festival, which April O'Neil is covering for Channel 6.

Meanwhile, Shredder & Krang plan to hold the priceless treasures of Venice to ransom by using Krang's HydroFluxor to flood the city.
1475"Artless"Bruno-Rene HuchezDoug MolitorSeptember 17, 1993 (1993-09-17)EU05
Two intergalactic art collectors are stealing the priceless artworks from the museums of Florence, Italy. The aliens are taking only artworks designed by the Renaissance masters that the Turtles are named after.
1486"Night of the Dark Turtle"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseSeptember 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)S07E01
After a fight with Shredder causes Donatello to be struck by a laser beam, his personality changes to become a costumed superhero known as the Dark Turtle. His mission: Seek out & destroy Shredder. Meanwhile, a dinosaur-like alien race called Triceratons, invades Earth.
1497"Ring of Fire"Bruno-Rene HuchezMichael EdensSeptember 20, 1993 (1993-09-20)EU06
The Turtles & Splinter arrive in Lisbon, Portugal, just in time for the annual Running of the Bulls. Meanwhile, Shredder & the mutants will use Krang's new heat ray magnifier to burn the city to ashes using the power of the Sun unless the Turtles can stop them.
1508"The Irish Jig Is Up"Bruno-Rene HuchezStory by: Carole Mendelsohn
Teleplay by: John Fox
September 21, 1993 (1993-09-21)EU07
The TMNT & Splinter journey to Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, land of myth & legend. Meanwhile, Shredder, Rocksteady & Bebop use Krang's Rainbow TransCharmer to transform all of the cute, furry animals in Dublin into vicious beasts.
1519"Shredder's New Sword"Bruno-Rene HuchezFrancis Moss and Ted PedersenSeptember 22, 1993 (1993-09-22)EU08
Shredder takes possession of the mythic sword, Excalibur, and proclaims himself "King Shredder". The Turtles, along with Merlin, must take it from him or else the Medieval period will merge with the modern world.
15210"The Lost Queen of Atlantis"Bruno-Rene HuchezMichael EdensSeptember 23, 1993 (1993-09-23)EU09
The Turtles & Master Splinter travel to Athens, Greece, while April & Irma buy a mysterious amulet from a flea market vendor. Unfortunately, Krang & Shredder have tracked enormous power readings straight to April's necklace, which is slowly transforming her into the Queen of the mythical underwater city of Atlantis.
15311"Turtles on the Orient Express"Bruno-Rene HuchezDoug MolitorSeptember 24, 1993 (1993-09-24)EU10
The Turtles take a trip on the famous Orient Express that runs from Gare de Lyon in Paris, France to Istanbul, Turkey. But Shredder is also on board and is planning to use Krang's new Super Charger to launch the Orient Express into the world's largest oil field.
15412"The Starchild"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseSeptember 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)S07E02
A small alien being, named Quirx, crash-lands on Earth, with intergalactic stormtroopers in hot pursuit. The Turtles must figure out how to get Quirx back to his home planet, before Earth is destroyed.
15513"April Gets in Dutch"Bruno-Rene HuchezMisty TaggartSeptember 27, 1993 (1993-09-27)EU11
In Amsterdam, Netherlands, the Turtles must stop Shredder from stealing the Duchess Diamond, that Krang needs to power his Laser Dimension Blade. Shredder has some competition though, as two bumbling thieves also want the diamond for themselves.
15614"Northern Lights Out"Bruno-Rene HuchezTed Pedersen and Francis MossSeptember 28, 1993 (1993-09-28)EU12
While April is covering the Alternative Energy Convention in Oslo, Norway, the Turtles must track down Erik the Red Eye, a modern-day Viking & his crew, after they steal Professor Sven Svenson's scientific notes.
15715"Elementary, My Dear Turtle"Bruno-Rene HuchezDennis O'FlahertySeptember 29, 1993 (1993-09-29)EU13
After experiencing a time-slip with an atomic clock, the Turtles find themselves in 1890, where they meet the famous detective Sherlock Holmes & his assistant, Dr. Watson, hot on the trail of Professor Moriarty, who has stolen the atomic clock with intentions to rule the future. The Turtles must retrieve the atomic clock before Moriarty uses it to change history & proclaim himself Emperor of the World.
15816"The Legend of Koji"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseOctober 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)S07E03
Shredder uses a time machine to travel back to Ancient Japan in the year 1583. He plans to defeat Hamato Koji, the man who founded the Foot Clan, and Splinter's great ancestor, for if Hamato Koji is defeated, then Master Splinter would never have been born and the Turtles would forever remain ordinary turtles.
15917"Convicts from Dimension X"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveJack MendelsohnOctober 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)S07E04
Two convicts from Dimension X are brought to Earth when Donatello's Portable Portal Generator malfunctions. Unfortunately, Vernon & Irma are transported to the Dimension X Penitentiary in their place. The Turtles must defeat these convicts & somehow save Irma & Vernon.
16018"White Belt, Black Heart"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveJack Mendelsohn and Carole MendelsohnOctober 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)S07E05
While Splinter's sensei, Mogo-san, is visiting New York, a criminal gang of ninja, known as the Black Heart Gang, are terrorizing the city with a crime spree, and Mogo-san's grandson, Yoku, is their leader. The Turtles & Splinter must stop Shredder & the Black Heart Gang from stealing secret maps of nuclear missile sites.
16119"Night of the Rogues"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseOctober 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)S07E06
In an attempt to finally defeat the Turtles once and for all, Shredder assembles Leatherhead, Tempestra, Scumbug, Chrome Dome, Antrax, The Rat King and Slash to form a team that proves too much for the Turtles to handle on their own.
16220"Attack of the Neutrinos"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseOctober 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)S07E07
The Neutrinos return and assist the TMNT in keeping a new invention out of Krang's clutches.
16321"Escape from the Planet of the Turtleoids"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseNovember 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)S07E08
Kerma the space turtle returns once again for the Turtles help in programming his city's new defence robots but Groundchuck and Dirtbag have also returned to the city to cause trouble.
16422"Revenge of the Fly"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseNovember 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)S07E09
Baxter Stockman & his alien computer return to Earth from the Dimensional Limbo & take possession of Shredder's Retro-Mutagen Ray Gun. After stealing the essences of various insects & arachnids, he uses them to turn people into mutant insects & arachnids. The Turtles must battle the creatures & turn the people back to normal.
16523"Atlantis Awakes"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseNovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)S07E10
The Turtles discover an Atlantean city, not in ancient Greece, but in modern times. After meeting Merdude, who in reality is the true King of Atlantis, the Turtles must defeat Shredder & dethrone Bebop, who been set up as a puppet king.
16624"Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter!"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseNovember 27, 1993 (1993-11-27)S07E11
When the evil mutants Tokka and Rahzar wreak havoc on the local mall, the city hires professional mutant hunter Dirk Savage to arrest the mutant population, including the Turtles, the Punk Frogs and Mondo Gecko. But genetics billionaire turned mutant slug A.J. Howard takes advantage of Savage's inability to trust mutants for his own plans.
16725"Invasion of the Krangazoids"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseDecember 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)S07E12
In order to defeat the Turtles, Krang creates 6 clones of himself to deal with them. But, when the clones start to think for themselves & Krang loses control, the Turtles must save the city.
16826"Combat Land"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseDecember 11, 1993 (1993-12-11)S07E13
A new amusement theme park has opened with Shogun, Medieval & Future themed attractions. The Turtles are invited to try out the attractions, but when the robots in the park start to play too rough, the Turtles are in big trouble.
16927"Shredder Triumphant!"Bill Hutten and Tony LoveDavid WiseDecember 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)S07E14
After bringing the Technodrome back to the surface, Shredder and Krang trap the Turtles and send them to Dimension X where they become slaves. In the meantime, Shredder and Krang are back on Earth once again as they try to take over the world.

DVD Release[edit]

For the 23 disk DVD set of all 10 series these episodes are listed as Episodes 14 - 20 on disks 19 and 20 of the 2012 collector's edition after the Vacation In Europe side series. Vacation in Europe was released on disks 17 and 18 of the 2012 DVD collection edition. Disks 17 - 20 are Season 7 in the collector's set.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Pellegrini (27 November 2015). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Season 7, Part 3 Review". Adventures in Poor Taste. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b Mark Pellegrini (21 August 2015). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Season 7, Part 1 Review". Adventures in Poor Taste. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.tv.com/shows/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-season-7/episodes/
  4. ^ RTÉ Guide, 8-14 December 1990 edition and subsequent dates

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